We take our fun very seriously.

This blog is dedicated to those who find themselves hiking when others are running, napping when others are hiking, and eating whenever possible. We are the back of the pack and we came for the party, and we might just stay for the medal.

Check out the latest posts below, but feel free to wander back in to the old posts as more are added in on Sunday and Wednesday. In them you’ll find sporadic wanderings through my personal thoughts, as well as experiences with trail races and the trails themselves.

Don’t be afraid to reach out and let me know what you think from your vantage point, whether you’re the rabbit at the front or another turtle chilling in the back.

Check out these posts for some fun reading.

The Parting Glass

It hurts, in so many ways. But it doesn’t change, no matter the willpower you deign to throw at it. Our bodies, our effort, our lives are on a direct path toward decay. So, what do you do now? Do you fight the dying embers of reality? Do you acquiesce to the compulsive fear of…

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How to Spend Your Reality Check

There’s an emotional cliff awaiting every runner after a major event. The cheers of the fellow runners and the setting of race day atmosphere have dissipated into your memories, leaving you with yourself; the harshest critic of your abilities you’ve ever met. Maybe you hit your goal, but did you feel as good as you…

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Depression

There’s a brief moment of terror you may find yourself in on the trails, where you’ve misstepped and your body loses balance and begins wavering. Your stomach may drop. Your mind may rush through the tragedy that could unfold. But most likely you’ll experience nothing more than a grin as you regain control and carry…

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Goon Dock Running

“It’s ok. Goonies make mistakes. Just don’t make anymore.” You’re going to screw up during a run. At some point, you’re going to make a mistake and need to recalibrate, adjust, or bring yourself back from the brink of disaster. It’s ok. Plans are amazing and I make quite a few of them – from…

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Bull Durham Syndrome

Crash Davis – the iconic fictional character from Bull Durham has an unintended place amongst my thoughts right now. A tremendous baseball player, he racked up accolades in the minor leagues, but never got a full chance to take the next step. Just a few glorious days of his career were spent in the majors…

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